Fall Quilt Market 2012: Schoolhouse - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Schoolhouse

Day one has come and gone, and it has been a blast. We went back to Schoolhouse at Fall Quilt Market! Schoolhouse was packed full of great speakers, adorable projects and tons of information. We wish you could have been there with us, but we have tons of photos to share! So pack your backpack, pull out your notebook and go back to school with our Schoolhouse recap!

The Fat Quarter Shop team ready to head to Schoolhouse! 

Moda Bake Shop chefs posing for a shot before their “Sweet Celebrations” book at Schoolhouse.

One of Moda’s newest designers, Mary Jane Butters, showing off her newest collection Glamping!
We love Barbara Brackman’s new book, Civil War Sampler! Can’t wait for the book to come out! 
Sarah of FQS with Lynette Anderson and a handmade quilt in her new collection Follow My Heart.
Thomas Knauer at his Schoolhouse talking about his childhood inspiration for his new collection Ashbury Park.
We love Natalia Bonner! She quilted every quilt in Simply Fat Quarters!  Her book is amazing!
A few of Amy Butler’s new projects with her collection, Alchemy! 
A few of the Art Gallery Fabrics designers! Pat Bravo, Jeni Baker, Bari J and Sarah Watson! Can’t wait to see their new fabric! 
Julie Herman is encouraging you to Skip the Borders with her new book, give it a try! Look how gorgeous the quilts come out! 
The display from Tula Pink’s Saltwater display at Schoolhouse. 
Kimberly and Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs at Schoolhouse!
Angela Walters discussing her new book, Free Motion Quiting!
Our Retreat Quilt Sample made from the Woodland Stonehenge in the Simply Fat Quarters book! 
Jamie Wood of Wake Up Susie showing off her newest collection for Clothworks, Shiver Me Timbers!

As usual, the end of Schoolhouse can only mean one thing – Sample Spree! The lines, the crowd, the madness all make Sample Spree so exciting! We love getting our hands on new bundles and love bringing them back to give away to you all weekend. This year at Sample Spree we made out with some great giveaway prizes like BasicGrey’s PB&J, Primitive Gatherings’ Snowman Gatherings, Zen Chic’s Comma, 3 Sisters’ Lario and Fig Tree Quilts’ Avalon. You won’t want to miss these!

The craziness of Sample Spree! Such a large crowd at the Moda table! 

And of course we had to spend some time socializing! We ended our night at the Hard Rock Cafe with the Westminister Fibers gang!

Some of the Fat Quarter Shop gang with Ty Pennington! 

Tonight we are giving away two bundles from our Sample Spree loot. Want a chance to win a bundle of Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts or a bundle of Lario by 3 Sisters?

Comment on this post letting us know whose booth you want to see photos of for a chance to win! Two winners will be chosen and announced on Wednesday 10/31/12. Check back tomorrow and follow us on Twitter for Market updates, giveaways and more!


  1. Great coverage of Market so far! I'd love to see Serendipity Studios, I just love to see all the new prints that she uses in her dresses.

  2. I love to see it all, every photo you show so thank you for taking the time to share them all, but just to name some I'd like to see the Bunny Hill booth πŸ™‚

  3. Being a beach girl I am in love with Tula's Saltwater. Would love to see more and get a close up look at her hexagon quilt. Thanks for all the Market photos – would love to go one day but until then you guys are the best!

  4. All booths would be nice, but I would like see especially Laundry basket, Fig Tree, Bunny Hill,Lynette Anderson and Sue Daley. Those Bundles are looking lovely. Annaleena

  5. I'd love to see Jo Morton or Doug Leko, I am assuming he has a booth. I'm enjoying the market posts. Hopefully, we won't lose power too soon from the hurricane or I will have alot of catching up to do when I have internet again!

  6. Hmm, Art Gallery Fabrics or Figtree. There are so many great designers to pick from. Thanks for the chance to win some of those lovely goodies.

  7. I'm an aussie so I'd love to see any of the aussie girls that are there. You showed us Lynette Anderson, can we see Sarah Fielke and I think Jane Davidson was in the Moda Bake Shop Sweet Celebrations.
    The only other one would be Kate Spain as she is one of my favourite designers

  8. I always love Amy Butler's booths. Well, really, I always love photos of ALL the booths! Thanks for sharing all the fun with us πŸ™‚

  9. Love them all!!! Cannot wait to see your next post~~ Count me in on the fun and thanks again for the chance~~~~ Faye

  10. Great seeing so many photos of quilt market. My local shop designer Karen from Somerset Patchwork Australia is there. Karen designs incredible reproduction quilts if you get a chance to look.

  11. Ooooo could you please drop by and see Gail Pan of Gail Pan designs. Gail is a great Aussie gal. Its her first time at Market. Gail has the most beautiful patterns. We all love her "Down Under"

  12. How unfair to make us choose only one. My favorite last time was Art Gallery, so I guess I would go with that one. Thanks for the chance to win a goodie!

  13. Art Gallery, Fig Tree, Kate Spain. Really, all of them! I'm enjoying all the Tweets and pics! Thank you for sharing – would be so fun to win!

  14. I love seeing all of the booths! Its so exciting to see the new fabrics and to put a face with the designers. Cant wait for the next post!

  15. I love them all, but Art Gallery's was so lovely last time…as for the fabrics, both of these lines are now on my wish list!

  16. Oh my goodness. I love Avalon!! :0)
    The booth I would like to see is Allison Harris
    "Cluck Cluck Sew" :0). She is one of my
    favorite pattern designers and quilt blogs!!

  17. I cannot wait to see tula pink and also jaybird quilts, oh and pretty much everyone! Thanks for letting us in on market with all of the photos!

  18. I am following your twitter feed and loving it! I would love to see what Bonnie & Camille are coming out with! In fact i love anything Moda! Is it ok to share some of your pics on FB or not? Wouldn't want to get in trouble! Love you guys, have a great time!

  19. Hi hope everyone is having a grand time….I would love to see Tula's and Riley Blakes..but looking at all of them is allot of fun too. I will keep my fingers crossed cause I sure could us a pick-me-up……

  20. I haven't a preference. Just start with one and go on to another and then another and so on. I'm sure they're all super. soparkaveataoldotcom

  21. This is the hardest question I've had since I took Trigonometry in my Junior year of HS. I would love to see Anne Sutton's Bunny Hill booth. Unfortunately, that would mean I would have to miss out on some of my other favorite Moda designers like, Three Sisters, Bonnie and Camille, French General, and Fig Tree.

  22. If I can't be at market, seeing these great recaps are the next best thing! Looks like such a blast. There's lots I want to see, but I'd love to get a look at Tula Pink's booth!

  23. Oh I love seeing all the booths! I love your market posts, I sooo wish I could be there! I do want to see Julie's, Sweetwater, Bonnie and Camille… thank you for a great giveaway!

  24. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! Thanks so much for letting us feel like we are there! I love your booth photos – hard to choose a favorite! I would love to see Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings! Thanks!

  25. So far I'm enjoying what you show so no specific booth for me. Love my armchair trip to Quilt market! Thanks

  26. From the other side of the world …. Loving the arm chair ride …. Can we see art gallery fabrics (luv luv luv AGF) and my local girl …. Jen kingwell designs who s selling her patterns at Houston for the first time …. Keep up with the flow of news …. Sue in st Kilda, Melbourne Australia

  27. Love this blog. I would like to see more about Mary Jane Butters.Can't wait to get my hands on her "Glamping" fabric!!!

  28. THis is a great post. I just love all the quilt pics. I've only just started quilting again after a 20 year absence, so I'd be happy seeing any booth….it's all gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Thank you for sharing the love. I'll be visiting The Houston Quilt Show next week and can't wait to see everything up close. Please visit Kate Spains boothe and Me and My Sister.

  30. Whose booth do I want to see? I'd love a running video of the whole market!! But okay– reality check– Tula Pink and/or Kate Spain. Love their stuff. And love your blog, always something fun.

  31. Thanks for sharing. I feel the excitement! I would love to see Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket quilts booth. Actually I will enjoy looking at any of them. Thanks again!

  32. I'd love to see Laura Gunn's booth to drool over the quilt Tracey Jacobsen designed for her. trust me when i say that traceyJay's "Cosmic" is the new "Swoon" !!!

  33. I'd love to see the booths by Fig Tree & Co and Kate Spain! I'm already in love with "Avalon" and would love to win it.

  34. Could you show us pictures of Primitive Gatherings and Fig Tree Quilts?
    P.S. LOVE the pictures you guys are sharing with us! Thanks so much!!!

  35. Would love to see Tula's space and where can I get paper piecing patterns for that VW van (on the pillows??!! – OMG). Great post, thanks so much for sharing.

  36. It is such fun to see the booths of many of the designers, but Kate Spain is my favorite so pics of her booth is my first choice (followed by Pat Bravo).

  37. How about Figtree? Although, you can't go wrong with any – love, love, love quilt fabrics.

  38. I'm so glad you're taking lots of photos to keep us up to date. I'm sure there are so many wonderful new collections of fabric. Would love to win either bundle. Following you in twitter

  39. Only one?!? I guess I would like to see how Amy Butler introduces Alchemy in her booth, although Tula Pink, Riley Blake and Joel Dewberry/Westminster are not to be missed either!!

  40. In order: Sweetwater, Moda, Riley Blake, Amy Butler and Kate Spain. Gave you options in case you can't get around to all of them! hee hee
    Thanks for the chance.

  41. I know that Joanna is not at market, but, her colors are always easy on the eyes…so I say fig tree….oh wait, are the blackbird chicks there?? That is another eye candy…thanx for the chance…Susan

  42. I'd love to see Anna Maria Horner's booth ~ love her fabric and style!
    Great photos and information ~ almost like being there (almost)!

  43. Show me it all!!!
    Art Gallery was amazing last year – I would like to see what they and Pat Bravo are up to this year!

  44. Oh, what fun you all are having.
    I would love to see Bunny Hill and Kate Spain and Primitive Gatherings. Oh, I could go on and on.
    thanks for the giveaway.

  45. I would like to see Tula Pink's booth. Have fun and take lots of pictures to share! I really enjoy your blog posts from market! Thanks!

  46. Everything looks so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing so much with us! I definitely want the Julie Herman book to try something without borders!!

  47. Thanks for all the pictures and the chance to win for those of us who cannot be there. I would love to see the Andover Fabrics booth … πŸ™‚ Pat

  48. Stonehenge, Jo Morton, Blue Hill, Judie Rothermel/Marcus Brothers, Quilt in a Day, Darlene Zimmerman–looks like you're having a ball!

  49. I'd love to see Tula Pink's booth, which has been mentioned a few times. So how about Sweetwater with their new Noteworthy line.

  50. Which would I not want to see? Were it not for my boys last soccer games of the season, I would be finding a way to be there in person. Anyway, I would love to see The Bunny Hill booth, also love Bonnie & Camille, but not sure they have a booth this time. Also, I would love to go by and visit my LQS booth, The Cabbage Rose, and say hello. I adore the Fig Tree fabrics, but I think Joanna is not at QM this time, but if they have a booth, would love to see it!

  51. Gosh! I wish I could see them all and in person but that is not a possibility… in any case, I would love to see Kate Spain's booth. Thanks!

  52. Bunny Hill….please and Amanda Murphy's and Blend fabrics. I stitched a quilt for Amanda and it will be hanging in one of these booths. It looks like you are having a blast!!

  53. Alexander Henry! What a fabulous display with all those chairs stacked up. And everyone elses too of course. πŸ™‚

  54. I would love to see Tula Pink's booth if she is there and Pat Bravo's Rockin Romance booth! Oh, and Minnick & Simpson too if you have the time. πŸ™‚

    Looks like a fun time is being had! Enjoy!

    Sandy A

  55. I can't even pick a fabric for my shirt and you want me to choose one booth – that's not fair. But… Amy Butler and Riley Blake would be my first choice.

  56. I would love to see a Fig tree booth, but I read on her blog that she was not attening this time . I would also love to see a booth made up by the mysterious 3 Sisters ,if there is one.
    Greetings from Reyjavik ,Iceland,
    Dora Dis

  57. Well… I would have loved to see Fig Tree's booth but I know that Joanna is enjoying her time with her family at home. So…. I would also love to see French General's booth . Thank you for the giveaway and the Market updates.. and have fun!!

  58. I would so love to win either of these!!! And as far as whose booth I'd love to see – is Sweetwater there? I'd love to see their upcoming collection Noteworthy in their booth πŸ™‚ But, truly, I'm such a fabric hoarder, any booth and all fabric just makes me drool!

  59. Wow! I want to see ALL the booths of course. But today I'm curious to see what French General has to show us. Their fabrics are always so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win some great collections.

  60. I would love to see the Pam Kitty Morning booth, can't wait for her new line of fabric coming out! awolk at rogers dot com

  61. Whose booth would I like to see? All of them! I'm so envious, even though I know it's such hard work. You guys look like you're having such a blast. And I'd love to win one of those bundles, delish! I always love Fig Tree designs, but the Lario has wonderful colors!

  62. Oh what I wouldn't give tone there. I would love tosee BasicGrey's booth and Tula Pink's booth. Two of my all time favourite designers.

  63. I would love to see the Valdani thread booth. They are featuring a new designer, Michelle May, who will be signing her book, she is so excited!
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

  64. I would love to see the Australian Designers Booths, especially Gail Pans. But everything you show us is a delight to see. Thanks so much for sharing Market with us and thanks for a chance to win some quilting treasures. Hugs…

  65. I would enjoy seeing the Tula Pink booth. also Echino's booth and Cloud Nine Abd Birch, oh heck just show all of them. Thanks for the chance to win, sure wish I was there with you

  66. Schoolhouse at QM looks like a lot of fun!! I love the new fabrics and what a deal to see what the designers made with them… Thanks for the Giveaway!

  67. I don't even know how the booths work or are set up. Do specific designers have booths? If so I would love to see anything new from Kate Spain or Joel Dewberry

  68. Please, please, please, one trillion times over PLEASE show some (or even better, all) of the repro, traditional designers' booths, such as Jo Morton, Jan Patek, and others whose names escape me right now. All the newbies and young designers are fabulous, but come on, show some of the tried and true too! (Blackbird, if they are there.)

  69. I'm anxious to see what Tasha Noel (Horsley)'s booth looks like especially with her new The Simple Life fabric creations–cute line! And I always love seeing anything Fig Tree.

  70. Quilt Market must be so much fun. Would love to see all the booths, but if I have to narrow it down I would say: Tula Pink, Pat Bravo/Art Gallery, Anna Maria Horner, Jeni B/Art Gallery/ Melody Miller, Fig Treeand those faboulous Moda designers displays…
    Have fun and bring back lots of fabrics. terrific giveaway!

  71. I can't tell you how much I'm loving these updates from Market!!! I would LOVE to see photos of Tula Pink's booth and her new fabric line!

  72. I would love to see more of Amy Butler's booth. It looks like some really cool fabric in her new collection alchemy.

  73. I want to see Moda's booth – a friend has a quilt on display for them and I would love to see how it looks all gussied up!

  74. You have given us a "mission impossible" task! I hope you will be showing pictures from as many booths as possible. I absolutely can not pick just one — Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Barbara Brackman, etc and etc.

  75. Oh I would love to see Sweetwater, French General and anything new from Marcia Derse! Also — Blackbird Designs, if they are attending. I love them all ! Thanks for a chance to win !


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  76. I think that any of the booths would be great to see especially since I don't know specifically who has a booth. I have always found any booth that you have shown on your blog to be interesting and fun.

  77. I can't wait to see them all! I love to study each and every one but I'm really interested in seeing Thomas Knauer's new line and booth.

  78. Oh how I wish I could be there! I am sure there are so many great booths to see. I would love to see what Bunny Hill has to show off this year! Thank you for the chance to see the booth and the great giveaway!!!


  79. I would love to see Sweetwater's booth, especially if they are showing their new line of fabric – Notebook!!!

  80. ALL the booths would be inspirational! But as a 'newbie' designer, I would like to see Antler Quilt Designs' booth. This young man has an eye for fabric and design!

  81. Would love to see newcastle, blue hill, wind ham and primitive gathering booth and modas booth expecially the new Collection for a cause quilt!!!!! and the 3 sisters new fabric lines and actually love all the moda fabrics so show us the whole booth!!! PLEASE!!!!
    can you tell I want to see reproduction fabrics!!!

  82. I'd like to see Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr's booth. You might have to hunt for it from what I hear. Thanks for the giveaway.

  83. I love seeing all the booths. It would be lovely to see them in person but that's not going to happen to me. Seeing your photos is the next best thing!

  84. Angela Walters?! I just took her Craftsy class on machine quilting modern quilts. Love scrolling down and seeing a face I recognized (besides all of yours, of course!) that Civil War sampler sure caught my eye, too!

  85. I would love to see Bonnie & Camille's booth first, but then there are soo many others who inspire me also! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric from some of my favorite designers!!

  86. I'd love to see all of the Moda designers really, but especially Fig Tree, Blackbird Designs, and Minick and Simpson.

  87. I would love to see what Mary Jane Butters has for Moda! I am a Farmgirl Sister and have all her books and have followed her for years, magazine, chatroom, you name it! I can't wait to see what she has to offer! I had no idea she was designing for Moda! How exciting!
    thanks for the drawing!

  88. Sweetwater? Tula? Art Gallery? Seriously, I can't think of any that I wouldn't want to see. I'm always curious about the new designers as well! πŸ™‚

  89. Fig Tree or Kate Spain, or Amy Butler or Alexander Henry! I'd love to see me all, actually! Thank you for the giveaway!

  90. How nice of you to share all of these fun pictures. I would love ANY and ALL of the designers…how can I chose among them?

  91. I am so enjoying all of the pictures and the information that is identifying some of the designers that I've never seen a pictures of before. Next best thing to being there. I would love to see anyone…Fig Tree, Amy Butler, Bunny Hill….anyone!!!
    The sample fabrics are absolutely lovely…and how nice of you to do this for us also. It is always a pleasure to follow you. Thankyou.

  92. I would love to see Bunny Hill, Art Gallery and the Moda booths. Thanks for the fun giveaway. I enjoy following your Market coverage on Twitter.

  93. I love seeing everything. Favorites might be Minnick and Simpson, kate Spain, Laundry Basket Quilts. Thanks for a chance to win. Looks like a lot of fun/work πŸ™‚ Janita

  94. I'm another who would love to see photos of everyone/thing. I like to live vicariously through everyone else's photos. One of these days I hope to end some of these events.

  95. Hi,
    I really enjoy seeing all the pictures you post. I would love to see Edyta Sitar's of Laundry Basket Quilts booth.

  96. I'd love to see Sweetwater's booth, Moda's, and Riley Blake's booth. And that Avalon is breathtaking: thanks for the chance to win it!! πŸ™‚

  97. I would love to see anything Jo Morton or Sweetwater, and of course, Moda – or just all of them would be great.

  98. Bunny Hill please! I love seeing all the pictures… almost like getting to go! Thanks for sharing!!!debbiequilter

  99. Love all the photos so far, looks like fun and madness at the same time πŸ™‚ I would love to see Tula Pink's booth, her booth is always so colorful and inspirational! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  100. Anything Moda! It is all fantastic eye candy. Thanks for the chance to win and the updates it's great to see what's happening.

  101. Ohhhh!!! I would love to see Lynette Andersons booth and Gail Pan's booth. Now if we could only find a way to shop with you at Market while we tour the booths through the internet, that would be something!!

  102. good question, think I want to see them all but particularly Tula's, Alexander Henry, Sweetwater and Amy Butler

  103. I'd love to see the Art Gallery booth. I'm so excited to see all the inspiration from market and all the new stuff for the new year!

  104. There's some super eye candy going on! Amazing! I'd love to see Mary Jane Butler and Tula Pink's booths. Thanks for the sneak peek and chance to win!!

  105. I would love to see the Valdani booth – Michelle May of Raspberry Rabbits should be there with her new book. Wonderful giveaway and opportunity. Judy C

  106. I would love to see any of the booths with the inspiration they give us in their quilt designs and fabric..though I do like to see what ranges are coming from Fig Tree so could they be one you profile among the others please…..

  107. I'd like to see the Kate Spain booth or Fig Tree booth. Love love love that Avalon bundle!

  108. I love seeing all the booths! I'd love to Me & My Sisters booth for fabric & Cluck Cluck Sew for the new quilt patterns. Thanks for the great photos you are showing us of Quilt Market! πŸ™‚

  109. Every booth gives me inspiration…thank you for sharing with us at home. I would love to win Avalon….Fig Tree is one of my favorites.

  110. oh…..oh….love fig tree and 3 sisters! I buy their fabric all the time so it would be awesome to add these two lovelies to my stash. I love seeing all the booths!

  111. I woudl love to see pics of Anne Sutton's booth and my other favorite would have to be Bonnie & Camille's booth. Thank you for letting us try to win the great bundles.

  112. I can hardly wait to see the new 3 Sisters and Fig Tree lines so this giveaway is a KILLER for me! I have always had a question – who designs for 3 Sisters? We always see the designers behind the other lines of Moda – who are the 3 Sisters?

  113. Would love to see Timeless Treasures booth and Hoffman's. I saw part of a picture from the Timeless Treasures booth that was a black quilt with batik butterflies — would love to know more about that.

  114. Oh my – I'd love to see Moda the mostest. πŸ™‚ But Riley Blake, Amy Butler, Melody Miller..there are so many I wish I could visit!

  115. Thanks for all of the great pictures!! I would love to see Sweetwaters' booth!! (Message from
    Sue Pfau From Sweet Jane's)

  116. Would love to see the Zen Chic booth, and also Sweetwater. Oakshott cottons, too.
    Debbie R.

  117. I want to see Amanda Murphy's booth! I pieced and quilted her sample, Palace Doors, for her! I would love to see how it looks in her booth!

  118. Sweetwater and Serendipity Studios,Lecien, and
    ciney Taylor Oates if she is there! You are having too much fun!Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com

  119. I would like to see Basic Grey's booth and Sandy Gervais' booth at market. Thanks for the giveaway!